A decision by the privatised Canadian postal service to phase out home deliveries for five million households has sparked union fears of a similar move in Britain.
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Growth in earnings remains hovering around the 1 per cent mark, while inflation has been running at 2.6 per cent, according to the latest official figures.
Senior churchmen launched New Year attacks – veiled and otherwise – on the impact of the coalition’s benefits blitz and austerity cuts.
The Edward Snowden affair is set to result, for the first time, in congressional oversight of the National Security Agency in the United States.
Margaret Thatcher secretly met wives of working miners during the strike of 1983-84, newly-released government papers reveal.
Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi has condemned the “Christmas Massacre in Camp Liberty.”
It has been a turbulent parliamentary 12 months. Ian Hernon looks back over the lows and searches for the highs
The number of high-earning British bankers was 12 times more than any other European Union country last year, according to the European Banking Authority (EBA).
Women apprentices are far more likely to end up in low-paid jobs as a result of training in female-dominated sectors.
The National Pensioners Convention described Chancellor George Osborne’s decision, announced in the Autumn Statement, to accelerate the rise in state pension age as a “betrayal of future generations”.
Employees in workplaces which recognised unions are “significantly less likely” to have been adversely affected by the recession.
Nelson Mandela once said, with a wry chuckle at those who painted him as a saint, that he did not go to prison for distributing Bibles. His comment got to …
Research published by the TUC found that £3.2 billion could be saved from the public purse if Britain’s 4.8 million low-paid workers were paid the voluntary and newly-enhanced Living Wage.
The United Kingdom ranks last in Europe when it comes to giving new parents well-paid leave following the birth of their child, according to TUC research.
The Government’s inquiry into industrial disputes, including “leverage” tactics, is expected to be boycotted by the major trade unions.
Chancellor George Osborne has U-turned over concessionary coal for former pit workers.
Total pay for FTSE 100 directors has risen by 14 per cent because of payouts on long-term rewards, research by Incomes Data Services (IDS) has found.
Union-negotiated private sector pay rises in the year to July averaged 2.5 per cent compared to 2.9 per cent a year earlier.
What David Cameron said in opposition is not what he’s doing in government, says Ian Hernon
Nine top officials in government departments or its agencies have walked away with pay offs of £250,000 or more.
A group of employers have launched moves to combat forced labour and hidden migrant worker abuse in the food and agriculture industries.
A House of Commons vote on the bedroom tax this week exposed cracks in the coalition over what worried Tories fear is fast becoming David Cameron’s “poll tax”.
Efforts to get aid to people on the ground in typhoon-hit parts of the Philippines have been hampered by severe logistical problems and looting.